Cities of the Gods: Communist Utopias in Greek Thought

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Modern studies of classical utopian thought are usually restricted to the Republic and Laws of Plato, producing the impression that Greek speculation about ideal states was invariably authoritarian and hierarchical. In this book, however, Dawson sets Plato in the context of the whole ancient tradition of philosophical utopia. He distinguishes two types of Greek utopia, relating both to the social and the political background of Greece between the fifth and third centuries B.C. Dawson outlines a "low" utopianism that arose ...

Cities of the Gods: Communist Utopias in Greek Thought 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195069839

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